Subject: Re: kern/23470 -- UUID support from FreeBSD
To: Giles Lean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Franklin <email@example.com>
Date: 01/23/2004 19:47:49
On Jan 23, 2004, at 5:15 PM, Giles Lean wrote:
> Ty Sarna wrote:
>> Anyone object to:
>> 1) adding uuidgen(2)/uuidgen(1) a'la FreeBSD
> [ As an aside, FreeBSD has uuid(3) in libc, and Linux has libuuid().
> I just love *nix compatibility. Bring back the Unix wars! :-(
> I'd like to see uuidgen(1): both FreeBSD and Linux have it.
> Unfortunately, they have different options. The Linux manual
> page says that their implementation conforms to OSF DCE 1.1,
> but I don't know if they mean the command or just the output
> uuidgen [ -r | -t ]
> where -r gives a 'random' UUID, -t gives a 'time-based' UUID, and
> the default depends on the presence or absence of a 'high-quality'
> random number generator.
> uuidgen [-1] [-n count] [-o filename]
> where -1 says to generate identifiers one at a time, -n says how
> many identifiers to create, and -o redirects output to a file.
> Were you planning to implement any of these options? (I'm mostly just
> curious: in my own use, I've only ever run uuidgen(1) without
When I ported it, I brought over the uuidgen as well. It should be in=20=
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